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Is it Legal? A families' guide to the law

A families' guide to the law - 4th edition

When can children work by law, or go to the doctor alone? What does the law say about term time holidays?

The laws affecting children and families are numerous and can be confusing. Myths about eg what age a child can be left alone are common. Yet it is essential for families and for those who work with families to understand the legal framework; to know the basics about childcare, parents’ and partners’ rights and children in trouble.

This welcome edition of our hugely popular guide offers welcome clarification of the law for families and all those who work with them. It includes a fully updated Helpfile, a full list of sources of further information on all the main areas affecting families.

Professionals will find it invaluable as a reference or to hand out include all those working in family support, children’s centres, child and nursery care, safeguarding children, legal advice, schools and school governors.

Published July 2011

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